July 2, 2014

FedEx has built a global network serving more than 220 countries and territories and moving over 8 million packages every single day.  They are proud of the ways they connect the world and believe their responsibility to provide access to opportunity extends beyond their customers. They’re committed to supporting the communities they serve through strategic investment of their people, resources and network within three focus areas: Disaster Readiness Relief and Recovery, Pedestrian and Road Safety, and Environmental Sustainability.  FedEx is also proud to support the efforts of United Way and ORBIS International.

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“EarthSmart is our way of recognizing and encouraging innovative initiatives to improve environmental performance, engage our team members and custormers and inspire others to follow our lead,” – Fedex Global Citizenship Report, 2013

 

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FedEx is uniquely positioned to help with disaster relief due to their extensive global network.  ”When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, Fedex worked with Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International to deliver more than $10 million worth of relief aid to devastated communities across the region,” – Fedex Global Citizenship Report, 2013.

July 2, 2014

The Baitul Salaam Networkbaitul-salaam-logo-crpd shelter program in Georgia helps women and children in crisis.  They have housed (or paid for the housing of) over 1300 women and children since they opened their doors in 1999.  They help families get back on their feet after abuse or neglect by helping them in their job search (gas money and bus fare) and giving them a safe place to sleep.  They are hoping to expand to be able to meet the emergency housing needs in their community – currently they work with other shelters and with private homeowners to house women and children in need.

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Sarah V. raised $203 for her cause, Lamplighters Music Theater.

Based in San Francisco, Lamplighters is a non-profit theater company and as Alan Rich of LA Weekly put it, ”The best Gilbert & Sullivan available in this country”.  Lamplighters has been showcasing its elaborate productions since 1952.

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Pirates of Penzance, playing in the 2014-2015 Lamplighters season

 

“The Lamplighters is a San Francisco tradition ranking somewhere between sourdough bread and cable cars”
– Robert Commanday, Editor, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

For her efforts, Sarah will receive a $200 PSPrint gift certificate.

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May 27, 2014

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For every Teavana Oprah Chai product sold at Teavana or Starbucks, Starbucks will donate to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.  This includes $0.25USD for each Teavana Oprah Chai prepared beverage, $1USD per 2 oz. of Teavana Oprah Chai Loose-Leaf Tea, $1USD per reusable storage tin, $1USD per small gift set and $4USD per large give set.  Product selection varies by location.

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The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation supports the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, providing funding and supporting its alumni.  The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was founded in 2007 as a boarding school that would accept the most promising girls from disadvantaged backgrounds across South Africa.   According to Oprah, “through exemplary service to their communities, [the girls] have demonstrated their potential to effect positive and enduring change. The Academy will nurture this potential, and raise the next generation of  transformative South African leaders.”

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May 27, 2014

refuge_h2_picRefuge Services is a community supported non-profit in Texas that provides equine therapy services to children and adults with special needs and disabilities, at-risk youth, and veterans.  As they state, “Nationwide, equine-assisted therapies continue to gain popularity as a legitimate form of treating many issues from disabilities to mental health and behavioral diagnoses. Refuge Services provides a therapeutic setting for physical, occupational, speech-language, or licensed mental health professionals to incorporate horses into their treatment plan.”

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Equine-assisted therapy provides opportunities that traditional therapy plans can’t offer.  ”Communication, trust, and bonding between the client and the horse provide a unique opportunity for increased productivity that has not been previously experienced in a traditional therapy session. The counselors and therapists are able to transfer the relationship between the horse and individual to the implementation of therapeutic goals and objectives, capitalizing on the increased self-esteem, body awareness, stimulated senses and overall positive receptiveness of the individual,” states Refuge Services.

All donations go towards lowering costs and providing scholarships for clients.

 

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Ceil M. is our June super shopper, raising $191.54 in one month for the cause United Against Puppy Mills!

United Against Puppy Mills is an organization that raises awareness about the realities of puppy mills.  Many commercial puppy mills exist solely for the purpose of cheaply breeding as many pups as possible, often at the expense of living standards and basic medical care for the dogs (especially the mothers).  United Against Puppy Mills provides information and support to campaigns against puppy mills as they currently exist, as well as keeping track of reputable breeders for those who do want to buy a dog (if they can’t adopt from a shelter).

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Ceil will receive a $150 value Amazon gift card foamazonsmiler the fabulous shopping efforts!

Claire H. is this month’s Super Shopper.  As a supporter of Shi-Tai United Fund, Inc, Claire raised over $850 in one month by shopping through iGive!

STUFShi-Tai United Fund Inc. (STUF) is a nonprofit charitable organization established by members of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North Amerca (TCCNA).  STUF is dedicated to promoting charitable causes among TCCNA members.  Their goal is to become “the United Way of Taiwanese Community.”

In support of her dedication to supporting her Cause through iGive, Calendars.com will be sending a prize packet to Claire!  The packet includes: Orange Circle Reusable Shopping Bag, Life In Progress Memo Mousepad, ChoreChart Notepad, Yay! Mom! Magnet, Custom Calendar Kit and more valued at over $200.

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Congratulations Claire – and on behalf of your Cause, thanks for all you do.

April 29, 2014

 

Carlos by Carlos Santana are hip, hot fashionable shoes inspired by the passion and energy that surround Santana’s music.

A portion of Santana’s proceeds from the sales of Carlos shoes is donated to the Milagro (miracle) Foundation.  Founded by Deborah and Carlos in 1998, Milagro is a charitable organization that makes grants to community based organizations around the world working with children in the areas of the arts, education and health.milagro

Shop a selection of truly inspired shoes and know that your purchase supports your iGive Cause and the Milagro Foundation!

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April 29, 2014

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The San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition helps sterilize and vaccinate outside cats for a low cost.   The Coalition is made up of volunteers that teach free classes to the public on how to trap outdoor cats safely.  The Coalition loans traps to people they’ve trained for free as well as subsidize clinic fees to keep costs low.

safcc_TNRTheir helpline receives hundreds of calls a month notifying them of cats and kittens in need. They provide resources, education and information on how people can help these cats and the community. They teach Trap-Neuter-Return as the best way to control outdoor cat populations. Once fixed, the cats are returned to their outdoor home and provided with food, water and shelter so they will provide free pest control – keeping the mice and snakes away. When they encounter friendly strays and kittens they try to find homes for them.

With almost 200 iGive members supporting them, The San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition has earned over $1,000 in donations.

April 3, 2014

 

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Art.com, the leading online art experience and gallery, is committed to supporting art education in schools.  As part of the company’s ongoing Art Sparks Learning campaign, Art.com gives twenty pieces of artwork to three different schools selected through a combination of need and interest.  Through April, Art.com is also hosting a contest for the public to vote for their favorite school. Finalists are announced & voting begins on April 28th!
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The winner will receive $1000 in art supplies from BLICK Art Materials.  As they say, Art.com is “Supporting art education today and inspiring the artists of tomorrow.”